Daily Archives: July 16, 2018

2018 Farnborough Air Show Marks Debut of Bombardier New ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin

MONTRÉAL, July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft unveiled the interior of the first CRJ Series aircraft with the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design on the opening day of the Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom.

Bombardier showcased the new cabin alongside launch operator Delta Air Lines and supplier Zodiac Aerospace during its air show inauguration event.The CRJ900 on its way to the Farnborough Airshow

“Our product is evolving, and this signature cabin design represents the latest innovation to our very successful regional jet program,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “This cabin design will add value to airlines, the feedback has already been very positive as demonstrated with the recent momentum we have gained in the market.”

The CRJ900 aircraft on static display at the airshow is painted in Delta Air Lines livery and fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin.

Bombardier will also emphasize its presence at the airshow from July 16-20 with a display of a Q400 aircraft in the colours of Ethiopian Airlines, as well as a Global 6000 business jet featuring the Premier Cabin.

Bombardier’s static display and chalet are located at OE26 and A5, respectively.

About the ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin
The new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin sets new standards of passenger experience in the regional jet market segment. Key features of the new interior are comprised of larger passenger living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, more spacious lavatory, increased cabin connectivity options, all integrated in a contemporary design and material choices. In fact, the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design allows each passenger to carry and store an “oversized” roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins which minimizes the need to check bags at the counter or the gate. To learn more: DiscoverAtmosphere.com

About the Farnborough International Air Show
https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.The ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin Unveiled

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors
Pictures of the CRJ900 aircraft in Delta Air Lines livery and the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin are available with this press release on www.bombardier.com

A media b-roll is available at: https://youtu.be/UkoGgAJTG14

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Bombardier, ATMOSPHÈRE, CRJ900, CRJ Series, Global 6000 and Q400 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc.

For Information
Nathalie Siphengphet                   
Head of Communications and Public Relations
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft                      
Tel +1 438-995-4189                                                
Nathalie.siphengphet@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

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LAOS EXPRESSES REGRET, DISAPPOINTMENT OVER US VISA SANCTIONS

VIENTIANE, The Lao government has expressed its regret and disappointment over visa sanctions imposed by the U.S. government against officials in Laos, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday.

The United States has claimed that Laos had inadequately cooperated in receiving certain Lao nationals that the United States seeks to deport.

The visa sanction applies to officials at the director general level and above from the Lao Ministry of Public Security and their immediate families as well as individuals employed by Lao government officials, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on July 10, describing the U.S. action as “unacceptable.”

“The Lao PDR government expresses its profound disappointment and regret over the visa sanctions unilaterally imposed by the U.S. government against Laos for the so-called ‘lack of adequate cooperation from the Lao side in documenting and facilitating the return home of those claimed to be Lao nationals who have exhausted their legal remedies and have no right to remain in the United States’,” the ministry said in the statement posted on its website.

“This unfounded and unfair act by the U.S. government is not only unacceptable and counterproductive but may bring about a negative impact on the positive and growing Laos-U.S. cooperative relationship as well.”

The Lao government has established an Ad-hoc Committee chaired by deputy minister of public security to be directly responsible for cooperation with the U.S. side in addressing the repatriation issue, the ministry said.

Three cases have been accepted by Laos of which two have already been repatriated to Laos. Nine cases are under consideration and subject to interviews which are scheduled to be held on July 27.

“For this reason, the U.S. government is urged to consider removing this measure against Laos as soon as possible for the common benefits of the two countries and the peoples,” the statement said.

Source: NAM News Network

Video of Executions in Cameroon

The United States is gravely concerned over the recent video depicting men wearing military-style uniforms executing two women and two children, one an infant. International media, Amnesty International, and Cameroonian human rights organizations attribute the actions portrayed in the video to the Cameroonian military. We call on the Government of Cameroon to investigate thoroughly and transparently the events depicted in the video, make its findings public, and if Cameroonian military personnel were involved in this atrocity, hold them accountable.

All countries, including Cameroon, must uphold their international and national commitments and obligations to protect the human rights of their residents and promote accountability.?

Source: U.S. State Department.